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EVANS, Sebastian.

In Quest of the Holy Graal.

An introduction to the study of the legend.

London: J. M. Dent and Co., 1898 Stock Code: 125244
£650.00
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First edition, in a handsome binding. Sebastian Evans (1830-1909) was a political activist, artist, poet and translator from medieval French, Latin, Greek and Italian. Greatly drawn to the Arthurian legend, Evans had already published in the same year a two-volume translation of the old French romance Perceval le Gallois, entitled The High History of the Holy Graal. He dedicates the present work, an original study on the holy grail legend, "to my fellow-workers, English and foreign, in the field of the Graal".

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Description

Octavo (173 x 112 mm). Contemporary brown crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, spine lettered in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.

Condition

Contemporary gift inscription to title page, a couple of later neat ownership signatures to front free endpaper. Spine lightly faded, light rubbing to extremities. A near-fine copy.

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